Monday, May 9, 2011

Saying Goodbye..

Today we said goodbye to our doggie of nearly 14 years...Jasper.  Jasper was hit by a car last night.  We thought he was ok.  He got up and walked and drank water.  My husband found him under the deck this morning, one of his favorite places to be.  It is hard saying goodbye to our dog.  This is the first dog John and I got together.  He was such a lover.  A Black Lab/Burmese Mountain dog mix that weighed close to 130 lbs but wanted so much to be a lap dog.  He was a protector.  He loved our children and was very patient and gentle with all of them.  He was our "water" dog.  We would take him to the ocean in California and he would just swim and swim. 


Summertime photo of Jasper shedding his winter coat.
 With tears in our eyes we say goodbye.  Shane says through a tearful mutter, "He was such a good dog".  Just breaks your heart.





11 comments:

Nichol said...

Aww I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family. Hugs.

Steph said...

So sorry for your loss.... so sad.....

Luster Canyon said...

Hugs to you and your family!!

Whitney said...

i'm so sorry :(

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

I'm so sorry. I have a dog named Jasper too, I know it'll break my heart when he goes. Thinking of you and sending hugs from Texas.

"FAITH" said...

I'm so sorry, I know it's hard. : (

A.Marie said...

Oh, I am so sorry to read about your doggy. It is very hard to lose a beloved pet! Sending you a hug from Central IL ((((()))))

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

I am sooo sorry. Losing a pet is losing a family member. You have wonderful memories of your furry friend that you and the kids can cherish.

noreen said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so sorry for the loss of your pet. They're like family and will be sorely missed! He looked very happy and must have brought joy to your family!

Keena said...

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I have lost a pet b4 and know how hard it can be. Try to focus on the good times and the love that he brought to your family. My heart goes out to you.

Keena said...

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